With a 4 a.m. start to her days, Maria Carter has to get a nap in after delivering the morning news on KCUR 89.3 FM to be fresh for her evening activity.
A member of the Kansas City Roller Warriors league, Carter splits her time speaking to Kansas City public radio listeners and donning roller skates to participate in the contact sport on wheels.
Born in Overland Park, Carter grew up in the Ozarks before attending college in Portland. After “working a crappy job for a year,” she returned to Missouri to pursue a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Now she is the voice that Kansas City listeners hear on their drives to work.
Here are the things she loves about Kansas City when she’s off the air.
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